Monday, January 11, 2016
Book Review: "The Scar Boys" by Len Vlahos
I ended up liking this book more than I expected. Harry is an unusual character who is dealing with tremendous outward scars on top of the inner turmoil of growing up and feeling like you don't belong. Even his friend isn't very nice to him, or at least doesn't consider him an equal. But with music, everything explodes for Harry. He finds his voice. He finds that permission to rage against all that is stacked up against him. He finds his peace and confidence. It isn't easy... and it doesn't look like it's permanent either. There are different situations that arise that test Harry as a growing individual while also testing his friendships.
This book has nice quick pacing that will appeal to more reluctant readers. But this will be a hit with music lovers, anyone who feels out of place, and those who like road trips. The follow up to this, Scar Girl is due out in March and looks to focus more on Cheyenne - the female bassist of The Scar Boys.
The Scar Boys
by Len Vlahos